By DAPO FALADE
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has admonished the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) to stop harassing the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia.
He gave the admonition in a statement issued by his media adviser, Ike Abonyi, just as he said that the continued harassment of Mailafia is an indication that the security agency is being used to stifle opposing views in the country.
Secondus told the secret police organisation to try and dispose itself to the mood of the time in a democratic dispensation and learn to accommodate dissenting views on issues.
The leader of the main opposition party in the country said the continuous invitation of the former CBN topnotch is disrespectful of his status and unmindful of his contributions to the development of this country.
According to him, the good ingredient of democracy is that the citizens must be allowed to have their say, even when they cannot have their way on any issue.
Prince Secondus said he found it very repugnant the continued harassment of Mailafia who served this country at such high level, just because he has a view different from that of the government on an issue.
The PDP national chairman noted that the DSS, in traumatising Dr Mailafia, is trying to intimidate the people from airing their views on issues.
He however warned that no amount of pressure will deter the people from expressing their feeling under a government that he said had lost focus and direction.